Just as the Red River began retreating from Fargo's hastily fortified levees, the city's tired residents stared down a winter storm Monday expected to bring up to 14 inches of snow and wind-whipped waves that could worsen the flooding.In my prayers.
Engineers weren't worried about the snow, but waves that could crash against the sandbag levees, further weakening them. The forecast called for the storm to move in by early afternoon Monday and last until Tuesday evening.
The higher the wind speed, the higher the threat, Jeff DeZellar, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said Monday.
"The forecast that we saw was 25 mph or more, and certainly that's enough wind to create some wave action on the river," he said.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Poor North Dakota
More snow...more flooding...